nursing in public

United States
April 26, 2007 9:41pm CST
where I live at the govern's wife has sent out pamphlets to let every nursing mother that it is against the law to nurse your baby in public AGAIN it was in the law a while back and I think that it is wrong it is only natural to want to nurse your baby I can remember my mother nursing my youngest sister in church on Sundays and in the deparment stores What is your opinion on this
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@Nickiek (86)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I would rather see a mother nursing her baby than hear a hungry baby cry! Why don't you ship the lawmakers of your state off to a middle eastern country where it is illegal for women to show their faces in public. And we call ourselves a civilized society? Who is the law trying to protect? Certaintly not the mothers and children. Reminds me of the middle ages when it was unseemly for women to show their ankles! That law is pretty ignorant! How many nursing mothers get attacked by pervs if they are nursing! I'd say probably nil. Nursing mothers aren't sexy. What state do you live in again sweetaspie? I might have to write a letter!
• United States
27 Apr 07
Well I mean nursing mothers can be sexy, but the act of nursing a baby is not. Thought I should clarify that.
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• United States
27 Apr 07
I understand you perfectly I live in Danville Illinois and please feel free to write our govern a letter on befalf of all the nursing mothers with thier appreciation Thank you so much for responding
• United States
27 Apr 07
I nursed my child, also. But, I did not feel comfortable doing so in public. There are plenty of alternative places to nurse a child where young children and other men and everything don't have to be audience to it. I don't think it is something that should be "against the law" so to speak, but I DO think that there are alternative places to feed the child without making a public performance.
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• United States
27 Apr 07
I can not agree with you because I do not want to believe a mother would make a public performance out of it and the other person be it male ,female or child should not keep glaring in the mothers direction unless they are trying to see somethinmg that they should not be wanting to see thank you for responding and you did make a good point I just do not happen to agree with you sorry
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• Philippines
27 Apr 07
I think, this is inevitable, Moms can't help it if they're carrying a child with them and they have to feed the baby. This is a normal scene in public utlity vehicles here in the Philippines. I'm sure it's kinda uncomfortable for other passangers, it's not "decent" to show one's brea$t in public, but I reasoned to myself, she's not doing a show, she's feeding her baby, I don't see anything wrong with that. The least we can do to help is not to judge mothers, she's just dong her job as a mother...
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• United States
27 Apr 07
Thank you for responding it is only natural
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
28 Apr 07
The first thing you must remember is that times have changed. We live in a world where everybody has to take up a cause (unfortunately). What might not have been offensive to most people then is different to some now. The laws and rules are changing so constantly that a person can barely keep up. I have never seen anything wrong with nursing your baby in public. It's a beautiful thing. Some women would make the concession to place a cloth over the offfending area while the baby nursed when I was younger. Still, the choice should be left up to the mother.
• United States
30 Apr 07
I agree with you totally
• Sri Lanka
28 Apr 07
Even in Sri Lanka, which is a bit of a conservative country, no one is worried about mothers feeding their children in public. Most of our people use public transport to travel long distances, and when the child is hungry they have to be fed. No one is offended by this, and it is so common.
• United States
30 Apr 07
thank you so much for your responce
• United States
28 Apr 07
How horrible! I hate that people would take away the one thing that babies need. Its not like you are just flaunting your you knows in public for NO reason. You are feeding your child. How wrong to take away this ability. What go to a restroom? Like thats clean? How wrong! :(( Things like this make me ashamned for those who cant defend themselves, the babies! :((
• United States
30 Apr 07
this is no worse than ladies running around in g string bikinis and men wearing shorts that are so tight that you can see the imprint of everything in fact the nursing mother should have all the rights in the world to nurse her baby anywhere that she needs to
• United States
27 Apr 07
I think its wrong for people to tell us we can't feed our babies in certain places! I've fed my daughter everywhere under the sun and will continue to do so. My most recent feeding happened while I was getting my teeth cleaned! I've nursed at the zoo, the mall, restaurants, street fairs, you name it, I've fed my child there and will continue to do so!
• United States
27 Apr 07
YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! Thank you for responding
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I don't know the reason for this law, but I think nursing should be allowed. It can be done easily and without creating a scene nowadays.
• United States
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your responce
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
well, laws against women who nurse in public are really unfair. You can't really expect a mother to let her baby go hungry. Besides, giving the baby formula milk is not a good option. Would you rather feed a baby from a bottle filled with formula milk just because somebody felt scandalized seeing a woman nursing her baby?
• United States
27 Apr 07
this law is so unfair to nursing mothers Thank you for your responding